Love is a spice with many tastes–a dizzying array of textures and moments. (Wayne Knight, Seinfeld, 1998). This could be an apt description of the awesome new Porsche Cayenne GTS, an SUV with so much spice for any moment. You could be down town Melbourne slipping through the rush hour traffic, streaking across the Nullarbor, tackling the next slippery hill climb or just taking the family off to cricket. Porsche Cayenne is the king of the SUV jungle, and with the arrival of the phenomenal GTS, the reign is going to be lengthy. Sure, there are other SUVs out there. Hey, it’s all about taste, after all. But… and this is a big but, I might add that the some of us believe the Porsche Cayenne GTS is, perhaps, the most complete SUV available.
The new Porsche Cayenne GTS is not the quickest; we’ll leave those bragging rights for the Porsche Cayenne Turbo and BMW X5 M. But sleeping with 309 kW of power and capable of sports car performance (0-100 km/h in 5.7 seconds, Top speed: 260 km/h) while being equally at home picking its way through the jungle, the Porsche Cayenne GTS has to be a fruity SUV ripe for the picking. Don’t forget that the journey includes all the time it takes to get to B, from A. An eight-speed tiptronic transmission sets the flow of power in motion.
Inside the Porsche Cayenne GTS is a wide array of luxury features that will keep anyone entertained and comfortable on the long and sometimes boring Nullarbor road. Don’t get me wrong; I love the rugged landscapes out the window, but for kilometre after kilometre of straight road, the journey here could feel a little tedious.
Things like soft leather seats are going to do wonders. Porsche provide two seat packages: one being the supportive Sports seats and the other being the Comfort seats. My pick of the two would be the Comfort seats as they really are voluptuous, while at the same time being perfectly supportive. Seat variations are available with seat heating. You can opt for the Cayenne GTS to have just the front seats heated or both front and rear. Perhaps more suited to the Nullarbor, for even greater occupant comfort on longer journeys and in the summer, the front seats can be equipped with seat ventilation (only in conjunction with seat heating, comfort memory package or adaptive sports seats). The steering wheel is also heated for when your fingers are suffering minor frost bite.
Outside, the temperatures can be very hot. Inside the Porsche Cayenne GTS the four-zone climate control provides independent air-conditioning for the rear cabin area, with separate temperature controls for left and right. The rear climate-control settings can also be adjusted from the front seats. Sumptuous seats and perfect air temperature: now that’s the right way to travel.
How about the Porsche Cayenne GTS boasting rear seat DVD entertainment and a surround-sound audio experience. And if that’s not enough if the lengthy journey takes more than daylight will offer, you could be star gazing through the optional panoramic roof. The panoramic roof is almost four times as large as the optional slide/tilt sunroof. It consists of two glass segments. Even when closed, it provides a unique ‘open-top’ driving experience, and the panoramic view can be appreciated from all seat positions in every type of weather.
I know that it would be tempting to edge the speed beyond regulations, but with the Porsche Cayenne GTS the fun is in the way the SUV can punch past B-Trains and FPVs. Sure you have the ability to go faster than most sedans will only dream of but, actually, we can’t on our roads in Australia, so it’s sensible that with all this performance the Cayenne GTS has a speed limit indicator which informs the driver about speed restrictions, restrictions on overtaking and when these no longer apply. The speed limit stored in the navigation module is automatically displayed for the driver to see on the colour TFT display in the instrument cluster and via PCM for all others to tell you to slow down! Cruise control automatically regulates the speed of your vehicle for added driver comfort on longer journeys.
An Optional feature on all Porsche Cayenne models is adaptive cruise control which regulates the speed of your vehicle in line with that of the vehicle in front. This system uses a radar sensor in the central air intake to monitor the road up to 200 metres ahead of your Porsche Cayenne GTS.
PCM is the central control system for all information and communication functions, so to add a bit more spice to the journey you can converse with others outside your vehicle via Bluetooth hands-free technology.
Preference to the Porsche Cayenne GTS should not sway you from checking out the BMW X5 models, the Audi Q7 or even a Range Rover. Cayennes are always going to be something more than just a little special.
The current Porsche Cayenne GTS models include the:
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